Frenchmans Hill Blood Creek 8 2014

$165.00 inc. GST

5 stars – Michael Cooper

“The fragrant, highly concentrated 2014 vintage is a blend of eight varieties – principally Cabernet Sauvignon (36 per cent), Merlot (17 per cent) and Petit Verdot (15 per cent), plus smaller portions of Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Syrah, Viognier and Koler. Matured for 16 months in all-new French oak barriques, it is dark, fresh and full-bodied, with dense, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, good tannin backbone, and impressive power through the palate.” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: “100% Waiheke coastal single site “The 8 Vineyard”. This wine symbolises the combinations of blood spilt over hundreds of years of tribal conflicts. Blend: cabernet sauvignon 36%, merlot 17%, petit verdot 15.5%, cabernet franc 8.5%, tanned 8.5%, syrah 8%, viognier 3.5%, kolor 3%. A marvellous expression of an eloquent and refined vintage. 16 months 100% new French barriques. Unfined and minimally filtered. This wine is dedicated to my beloved uncle Alfred (Freddy) Desbonnets RIP. Cellar 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2020 – 2035+” – Winemaker’s notes

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon blend

Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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